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A Taxonomic Revision and Phylogenetic Analysis of the Ant Genus Gnamptogenys Roger in Southeast Asia and Australasia (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Ponerinae)
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A Taxonomic Revision and Phylogenetic Analysis of the Ant Genus Gnamptogenys Roger in Southeast Asia and Australasia (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Ponerinae)

John Lattke

Abstract

Ants belonging to the genus Gnamptogenys are important and diverse predators in the forests of the tropics of the Americas, Southeast Asia, and Australasia. The recent rapid accumulation of these ants in collections rendered the last revision obsolete, raising the number of known species from about 80 to over 120 worldwide. The present study recognizes 49 Old World species, almost half of them new, distributed among 5 species groups. They are present in many entomological collections as the large size of some species and their conspicuousness has caught the attention of even general collectors ... More

Keywords: ants, Gnamptogenys, predators, tropics, proper queens, worker reproduction, ground nesters, phylogenetic relations, ant systematics, forests

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780520098442
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520098442.001.0001

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John Lattke, author

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